FARGO DTC1250E ID CARD PRINTER (SINGLE-SIDED) [P-FG-50000]

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£675.00 ex. VAT

£810.00 inc. VAT

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The Fargo DTC1250e is a superb choice for small businesses, local clubs, and schools that are looking to produce both full-colour and single-colour ID cards to a high standard. This printer is available as a single and dual-sided model. The DTC1250e delivers complete edge to edge printing and allows the user to produce 50% more plastic cards than other printers in the same amount of time.

  • Print full-colour and single-colour staff ID and membership cards
  • Prints to standard CR80 credit card sized cards
  • Three-year manufacturer warranty
  • Fargo DTC1250e ID card printer
  • Printer power supply and cord
  • USB cable
  • Input and output card hoppers
  • Driver installation disk and guide
  • Cleaning roller bar

(Please note no ribbon, blank plastic cards or software is supplied with the printer.)

Fargo DTC1250e Product Review

Simple, reliable, and affordable; the DTC1250e helps to create high-quality photo ID cards with a new level of durability.

The overall design and usability of the printer allow for easy set-up, ribbon changes, and cleaning cycles.

Magnetic stripe and smart card (contact/contactless) encoding upgrades are available with this printer making it a perfect choice for a range of applications including employee ID cards, access control cards, loyalty, gift, and membership cards.

Want to find out more? Read on below for a full in-depth product review.

“From the first card to the last, the printer will print vibrant colours, photo-like images and crisp text.”
“Simple, reliable, and affordable; the DTC1250e helps to create high-quality photo ID cards with a new level of durability.”
“The printer is designed to be easy to learn and effortless to use.”

Key Printer Features

Print Quality

Even though it's suited towards lower print volumes, the DTC1250e does not compromise on print quality. From the first card to the last, the printer will print vibrant colours, photo-like images and crisp text.

Reliability

Both the printer unit and the print head have a manufacturer three-year warranty. Alongside this, we also have a dedicated in-house technical support team that is on-hand through both phone and email to assist you with any problems both before and post-sale.

Ease of Use

As the DTC1250e is targeted towards first-time users and those with a low printing volume, the printer is designed to be easy to learn and effortless to use. The easy-to-use all-in-one ribbon cassettes saves valuable time and keep printing downtime to the bare minimum.

Ease of Setup

Fargo explains their set up process for the DTC1250e as intuitive and user-focused. Following the set-up guide, which is included in the box will see you up and running in under 15 minutes.

Security

There is an option to add an iCLASS SE® encoder to the DTC1250e, which allows the printer to be compatible with the HID secure identity ecosystem meaning critical information can be stored on the card. The following encoding options available with this machine include:

  • Smart card
  • Magnetic stripe
  • MIFARE

Please note that the above options are all optional upgrades and do not come as standard.

Printer Type

The DTC1250e is a direct-to-card (DTC) plastic card printer that uses dye sublimation printing method. Like most printers in the industry, the DTC1250e prints at the standard 300dpi. It’s available as a single and dual-sided model and prints both full-colour and single-colour cards.

Card Types

Like nearly every ID card printer on the market, the DTC1250e accepts CR80 sized cards. It also takes CR79 adhesive backed cards. Regarding card thicknesses, the printer can print cards with a depth of 9mil to 40mil.

Print Speed

In one hour, the DTC1250e can print 225 full-colour cards. That’s approximately just 16 seconds for each card. Printing a single-colour monochrome card takes only six seconds, while a monochrome and overlay card prints in eight seconds and a full-colour dual-sided card takes 24 seconds.

Connectivity

Like most printers in this range, the DTC1250e comes as standard with USB. However, an Ethernet connection is an optional add-on. But, unlike most printers that are currently in its range, this DTC printer also has the option to add Wi-Fi connectivity. An optional Wi-Fi® accessory is also available to help the user print anytime, anywhere.

Operating System

The majority of printers in this class work with both Microsoft Windows and Mac, this printer is no different. It works with Windows® XP, Vista™ (32 bit & 64 bit), Server 2003 & 2008,  Windows® 7, Windows® 8 (32 bit & 64 bit) and MAC OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9.

Size

The base model of the DTC1250e ID card printer is 22cm in height, 34cm in width, and 20cm in length. 

Appearance

The DTC1250e carries a simple, modern, and minimalistic look. It doesn’t have a screen and instead opts for a simple two-button system. The input hopper is stylishly placed at the side of the printer, while the output hopper is slightly hidden at the other side of the printer.

Card Design Software

Take the difficulty out of choosing a design, or having to create a card design. EasyBadge Professional comes with four pre-installed card design templates, but a personalised design can also be created. It also eliminates the need to purchase a camera or webcam for image capture. The free mobile app means image capture can be completed in minutes on a mobile device, which is then synced to the desktop software.

Printer Specification Downlaod 

Click here to download a copy of the Fargo DTC1250e printer specification.

Expert Verdict

Our verdict is to award the printer 3.5 stars out of 5. The DTC1250e delivers excellent print quality, but its downfall is the lack of additional card security options, compared to similar models in the direct-to-card range. If you’re looking to print a very basic design to the card and are budget conscious, then this is a machine to consider. We would also like to see the output card hopper increased to match that of the input hopper, allowing you to save additional time and printer longer batches at a time.

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